Groningen vs Excelsior
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 29 April 2018
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK
Venue: Noordlease Stadion (Groningen).
Excelsior shockingly dr5opped points in the previous round when they conceded two stoppage-time goals to Heracles at home, in spite of having a two-goal cushion and an extra man on the pitch. The slip-up, however, won’t affect them much given they have nowhere to go until the end of the season.
They will thus travel to Noordlease Stadion without any pressure on Sunday to take on Groningen who also literally play for pride exclusively in the remaining two games of the campaign. The hosts will be hoping to maintain the run of three games without a loss here as they won two and drew one of last three in Eredivisie. It’s the same story with their counterparts who also won one and drew two of previous three league fixtures.
Groningen vs Excelsior: Head-to-head
Groningen were more than dominant in the history of marches against Excelsior at Noordlease Stadion.
They won nine and drew two of 11 home outings against the Kralingers.
Interestingly, only one of last five head to head games saw three or more goals scored.
Excelsior came on top 2-0 at home when the two likes met in this term of Eredivisie in December last year.
Groningen vs Excelsior: Prediction
Mitchell van der Gaag’s men bagged at least one goal in four of last five away games in the league, only failing to do so in a demolishing 5-0 loss to Feyenoord at De Kuip. They should be in position to maintain such trend here given that eight of last nine league games Groningen played saw the BTTS option “come in”. Backing goals at both ends is thus just the way to go given also that the match does not have any significance to the final standings whatsoever. You can back the pick at the 1.50 odds.
As for the outcome, we see the host as much closer to win of these two sides since they won two of last there league games at Noordlease Stadion. Additionally, the Pride of the North won nine and drew two lf eleven home clashes against Excelsior over the course of history. We thus must take the home win at the odds of 1.85.
Groningen vs Excelsior: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.50
Groningen to win @ 1.85